“Almighty God, to You all hearts are open, all desires known, and from You no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your holy name; through Christ our Lord. AMEN.” – Collect for Purity, The Book of…Details
“Almighty God, who has given your only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who…Details
Psalm 33 • Genesis 15:1-6 • Luke 12:32-40 • Hebrews 11:1-16 Thanks to all of you for praying for our medical team this past week. Our trip was a great success. I cannot speak for everyone on the team but my suspicion is that this was a transforming experience for all of us. Read, reflect…Details
… and thanks for praying. Our trip was really wonderful, difficult and transforming. All of our Wheatland team returned safe and sound (mostly sound that is) and Ashley Thomas, the member of our team who had to be evacuated from Haiti, is recovering well in a hospital in Ft. Lauderdale. There is so much to…Details
Psalm 49 • Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:18 • Luke 12:13-21 • Colossians 3:5-17
In a rush to leave for Haiti so I did not include the links. (Happy hunting.)
May God bless you this week as you read his Scripture and pray. Pray for us too as we travel to Haiti.
Psalm 138 • Genesis 18:20-33 • Colossians 2:6-15 • Luke 11:1-13 This week’s Scripture readings continue with Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Abraham’s conversations with God about Sodom and Gomorrah, and Jesus’s teaching on prayer. Don’t forget that prayer and Scripture go together. If you feel, like I sometimes do, that your personal prayers are…Details
This weekend we will be exploring Colossians 1:15 and following. You can read the text here: Colossians 1:15.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Contemplate for yourself what it means for Christ to be the icon of the invisible God. What does this mean? What could it mean?
Psalm 15 • Genesis 18:1-14 • Colossians 1:21-29 • Luke 10:38-42 Are weekly readings come from a “little” thing called the Revised Common Lectionary. It is a list of readings for each week of the year with the goal of covering most of the high points in Scripture within a three year period of time.…Details